Mind games

Confession: I’m a little freaked out about Sunday.   Honestly, I go back and forth. I can feel those nerves like I felt the week of Just a Short Run (scene of my last two PRs, including my recent 1:52, a 7 minute PR), where I was going in with a pretty big (but ultimately […]

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For Boston

The Boston Marathon is huge. Iconic. Legendary. If you qualified to run it, you’re lauded as a Real Runner – fast, dedicated, and maybe a little bit crazy (well, all of us marathoners are a little crazy, aren’t we). It’s the holy grail – this fierce, fragile thing just outside the average mid-packer’s (like myself) […]

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Race Report: Just a Short Run 2013 (half-marathon)

This training cycle has been a bit of a whirlwind. Last year at this race, I broke two hours – I was gleeful, finally having cracked the time that for many is the holy grail. But that bar keeps getting raised for each of us. I was ready and eager to break 1:55 at Air […]

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Race Report: Mutt Strutt “5K”

This race came on rather suddenly. My dear friend EP invited me to run it with her and our friend Tanya about a month ago. I penciled it in my mental calendar but procrastinated on registering. Then a weekend visit to my hometown got moved up a week, and I thought it conflicted with the […]

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Race Report: Pittsburgh Half-Marathon 2012

It was the best of time, it was the worst of times; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair… Okay, not really. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t a PR day, but I’m still pretty damn pleased with how it all went down, especially after taking some time to evaluate everything. But […]

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Race Report: Spring Thaw (10 miler)

The Spring Thaw – a multiloop race in a park near Pittsburgh with 10, 15 and 20 mile options that you could swap up or own on race day (even mid-race!) – marked my second race of 2012, my first “race” of my new training cycle, and my first long run of the training cycle. […]

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Race Reports: Great New Year’s Eve Run (5K) and Frigid Five Miler

I know, I know. Combining two race reports is a little cheap. But it’s hard to get gung-ho about rewriting a report after WordPress eats it. So here we go. December 31, 2011 – Great New Year’s Eve Run (Ohio) On New Year’s Eve 2011 I ran my last race of the year with NB, […]

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Race Report: Terrifying 10K

This year, I did my very first, costumed, Halloween run. And MAN was it fun. I’m sad it took me so long to do something like that. NB and I had long been giddy over the idea of dressing as Sam Flynn and Quorra from TRON Legacy. I managed to find an awesome Asics tank […]

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Race Report: Pittsburgh Half-Marathon 2011

Are you ready boys and girls? Cause here it is – my Pittsburgh Half-Marathon race report. Pour yourself a cup of tea, make a bowl of oatmeal, or hell, get a brewski. This is going to be a long one. No official race photos because they suck (and I didn’t get my finisher’s photo cause […]

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